Events

April 26, 2013

Local Briefs April 26, 2013

CCAF Graduation

Thursday, May 9, 2 p.m. – Mirage Club

Congratulations to our CCAF graduates!

 

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its last monthly luncheon meeting of the season on Thursday, May 2 at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., located off Swan Rd., one mile north of Sunrise Dr. Special guest speaker is Matt Welch, Tucson Botanical Gardens Volunteer Docent. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The price of the luncheon is $24. Reservations with entrée choice are due by noon, Apr. 29 by calling Kit Harrelson, 299-9298 or Fernande Schanke, 744-4852. Any spouse or widow of a retired military officer is invited to join the ROSC. There are no membership dues. For more information about the ROSC, please call Chairperson Rita Dennis at 577-1741.

 

NARFE Association, Chapter 55, to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on May 13 at the U-Like Buffet, 330 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711. The luncheon starts at 11:00 AM and ends about 1:30 p.m. There will be a presentation followed by a business meeting. Current and retired Federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch, usually less than $10. For further information please call 751-2017.

 

Money on the Road Program

Money on the Road is an Airman & Family Readiness program designed to bring financial readiness/counseling TO YOUR unit! Our counselors can teach classes and be available for one-on-one counseling or to answer general questions.  We tailor our visit to your unit specific needs. You provide a temporary location for us and we provide efficient financial counseling services. If your unit is interested in our Money on the Road program, please call us at 228-5690.

 

Focus on Fathering Workshops

In partnership with United Way of Tucson and First Things First, the Easter Seals Blake Foundation introduces Focus on Fathering – a group for dads about being a dad. Learn about the importance of being a dad and getting more involved with your child. Workshops will be held on Fridays on the dates listed below, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Session                Topic

#2 – Apr. 26        Connecting w/your child

#3 – May 3          Child Development & Discipline

#4 – May 10        Healthy Relationships for me my child

#5 – May 17        Self-Esteem, Helping your Child Deal with Feelings

#6 – May 31        Ways to Play and Places to Go

#7 – June 7         Show Your Love, Parenting Apart

#8 – June 14       Siblings & Friends (To be a Father)

To register, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 228-5690.

 

Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event

Mon, Apr. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Is your deployed loved one coming home soon?  Come out and join us for a Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner making event. Food and drinks will be available along with all supplies. Call 228-5690 to RSVP.

 

Divorce in Arizona & Child Support

Fri, May 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn how to file for divorce in Arizona plus get up-to-date Child Support info from the AZ Attorney General’s Division of Child Support. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

 

Baby Basics

Wed, May 15 – 9:30 a.m.-noon – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Military members and their spouses in third trimester of expectancy are invited to attend. Topics include: the importance of budgeting, parenting skills, child safety and more. Participants will receive a free baby bundle full of items. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

 

Heart Link

Thurs, May 16, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Mirage Club

Are you a newly assigned or newly married spouse who would like to learn more about the Air Force and Davis-Monthan AFB?  Join us for food, fun activities, games and giveaways.  Information is given from various organizations. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

 

Smooth Move Relocation Program

Attention service members! Did you know that moving during the summer season (May-July) presents unique challenges, especially from mid June through July 4th. Prepare for your next PCS assignment by attending one of our “Smooth Move” relocation program workshops at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Our next workshop is Mon, May 20 from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 228-5690 or stop by and see us in Building 2441.

 

PLAYpass available at the Airman & Family Readiness Center

The PLAYpass Program provides deployed/remote Single Airmen and Air Force families respite from the challenges of deployment. Single Airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts and rewards to help make their deployment easier. PLAYpass offers discount cards that provide members and eligible family members the opportunity to participate in Force Support Squadron programs (e.g., Outdoor Recreation, Youth Programs, Bowling, Golf) for free or at a reduced cost.  Each card is valued in excess of $500. PLAYpass cards may be picked up at the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Bldg 2441, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri. For more information or to find out if you are eligible for PLAYpass, visit www.MyAirForceLife.com or call the A&FRC at 228-5690.

 

Attention all Airmen — Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas on D-M and in the local community. Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved with the community, increase mentorship skills and enhance career growth. Find out some of the volunteer opportunities available by visiting https://dm.eim.acc.af.mil/volunteer. For more information, call 228-5690.

 

Stay and Play – Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500.




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